How Many People Live on St. John, USVI?

The U.S. Virgin Islands is a popular vacation destination because, while small, the islands are filled with beautiful sights, gorgeous beaches, and plenty of history and information. No matter what you enjoy, you will easily find plenty of things to do when you're there. And while tourists only visit the island for a week or two at a time, thousands call the U.S. Virgin Islands home.

All the residents of the islands are considered to be United States citizens since the islands are part of a U.S. territory, meaning they have all the benefits and protections common on the mainland. There are approximately 98,000 residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands spread across the three major islands, and most of the residents live on St. Thomas or St. Croix because those are the larger islands. But how many people live on St. John?

How Many People Live on St. John?

According to 2020 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the answer to how many people live on St. John, USVI, is 3,881 residents.

Measuring only 5 miles wide and 9 miles long, St. John's relatively low population is due to it being the smallest of the main U.S. Virgin Islands. So, it stands to reason that it would have the least amount of residents. Additionally, two-thirds of the island has been set aside for the Virgin Islands National Park, land saved specifically for tropical vegetation and hiking trails, and is not inhabited by any human residents. 

Of those 3,881 residents, over 2,600 reside in the Cruz Bay subdistrict, the island's capital city. This is followed by over 700 residents living in the Coral Bay subdistrict, followed by the Central subdistrict, which contains over 400 residents. These are the three most populated subdistricts on the island. The smallest neighborhood was East End, with only about 35 people living there as of 2020. The number of St. John residents has decreased by almost 300 people in the last decade, with that decline currently projected to continue.